Welcome from the Center Director

Dear Prospective Students,
Current Students, and Alumni:


To say I am proud of our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program is an understatement. I have the privilege and pleasure of leading a dynamic team of faculty and staff who are dedicated to developing the next generation of MCH scholars and practitioners.

We are building the future by educating the next generation of local, national, and global public health professionals who will work to ensure that women are healthy before, during, and after pregnancy, and address the physical and mental health needs of women, children, and families across their lifespan. We take great pride in the successes of our alumni, some of whom are profiled on this site. We look forward every year to serving a new cohort of MCH students who come to us eager to learn and participate in a field that has only grown more important in light on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We take our responsibilities seriously, but we don’t let that stop us from having fun as we work and learn together.

With the awarding of a five-year grant in 2020 from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), our program is recognized as one of 13 MCH Centers of Excellence. We’re thrilled to now have additional resources to help develop MCH enthusiasts into future professionals who will make a difference and be the difference for population and personal health.

If you’re thinking about joining us, I hope you will give us serious consideration. If you’re currently one of us, we couldn’t be prouder of you. And if you’ve already graduated, keep in touch – we want to know how you are doing, and what you are doing, so we can brag about your accomplishments and give you opportunities to give back.

With my best wishes,